Smoked Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Start out with store bought mashed potatoes.

Transfer the container of mashed potatoes to a tin container, cut up a half a stick of butter and insert the pads of butter evenly.

Scoop out a couple of tablespoons of minced garlic and spread evenly on top.

Set up the smoker for indirect grilling, pit temp between 300-350, add wood for smoke.

When the top just starts to brown up a little whip it up a little to distribute the butter and garlic and then cover it and let it go for another 10 minutes.

Finished product

I cooked it along side my wife’s chicken pot pie leftovers from the day before.

Chicken pot pie on a smoker brings it to the next level.

Make my Black Bean Salsa Cottage Cheese Dip. It’s healthy and stupid delicious

Soooo simple

2 big scoops lowfat cottage cheese

2 big scoops of black bean salsa (any brand)

Garlic powder to taste

Sriracha to taste.

Mix it up.

Top with shredded Mexican cheese.

You want more? Double the recipe.

Even a dummy like me can make it in under a minute and it doesn’t require you to have a crazy amount of ingredients that you probably don’t already have.

Thermoworks Smoke is 20% off and my favorite remote BBQ Monitoring Thermometer

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By subscribing to the Thermoworks list you get an extra 10% off as well.

My good friend Joe Ball alerted me to a big sale on a commercial grade remote thermometer- the Thermoworks Smoke.

I’d always used a Maverick 732 which is a decent consumer grade remote thermometer that retails for around $60.

The Thermoworks Smoke is professional grade.  The build quality is conservatively speaking about three times greater and it can be had for $79.99 including shipping.

I can’t stress enough how good of a unit this is.  If you have a grill master in your life, trust me buy this and put it away for a birthday or Christmas and they will love you for it.

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